Re: Weird (but reproducible) screen display glitch: \[ImaginaryI] appears as just "i"

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg70577] Re: Weird (but reproducible) screen display glitch: \[ImaginaryI] appears as just "i"*From*: email at email.com*Date*: Fri, 20 Oct 2006 05:21:41 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <eh7b04$ebo$1@smc.vnet.net>

It appears indeed as a "tiny screen font" problem. With Windows 5.2 version, increasing the zoom to 125% brings back the "ii" form. Also, printing (I only tried PDF) gives the good "ii" form. GL On Thu, 19 Oct 2006 07:54:44 +0000 (UTC), AES <siegman at stanford.edu> wrote: >The weird behavior is that when I run the following inputs the >"\[ImaginaryI]" character associated with the "I (g/h^2)" in Input[2] >displays inside the Sqrt symbol in Output[2] as the expected Mathematica >"ii" symbol that looks like two lower case i's squished together under a >single dot -- but the same character in the same place (under the >radical) in Output[3] appears only as (what sure seems to be) a >**single** lower-case "i" -- while the "I k" terms in Input[3] display >with the proper \[ImaginaryI] character. > >In[1]:=x;Remove["Global`*"]; > >In[2]:=f= Sqrt[1+I (g/h^2)] > >Out[2]=\!\(\@\(1 + \(\[ImaginaryI]\ g\)\/h\^2\)\) > >In[3]:=rho=(-f+I k)/(f+I k) > >Out[3]=\!\(\(\(-\@\(1 + \(\[ImaginaryI]\ g\)\/h\^2\)\) + \[ImaginaryI]\ >k\)\/\(\@\(1 \+ \(\[ImaginaryI]\ g\)\/h\^2\) + \[ImaginaryI]\ k\)\) > >This is at least semi-reproducible: It remained when I copied the >offending lines from the place where I had first noticed it (where I was >using symbols other than f, g, h) and pasted them into a new notebook. >It remained when I re-typed the new example shown here into a fresh >notebook. **It goes away if I just use "I g" instead of "I (g/h^2)" in >Input[2] -- and comes back when I restore the "/h^2".** It remained >after shutting down Mathematica and re-opening it. > >Oh, and if I use the FrontEnd "Copy Output from Above" menu command just >below Output[3], the Input[4] that is created displays properly -- **but >if I execute it the Output[4] is again wrong**. > >A font problem of some sort, maybe? > >[Mathematica 5.1 on Mac iBook G4, OS 10.3.9]